|[UPL 056] poj.wlkp - Północ Półsen Półdzień - poj.wlkp|
poj.wlkp, one of 9 musical projects of polish amateur musician Jan Strach, has always been his outlet for the most depressing, intimate feelings and it is not different this time. Sadness prevails in the lyrics and the melodies alike, which as always follow the diy ethics stated in Strach's "hortifolk" manifesto, but here the instrumental tracks are much more polished and include synths, keyboards and effects,no longer leaving the acoustic guitar as the main instrument...
Keywords: poj.wlkp; underpolen; jan strach; hortifolk; folk; rock; sadcore; amateur; odd meter; gothic; polish; diy
|[UPL 004] poj. wlkp - Duchy z Dołu - poj. wlkp|
poj. wlkp recorded his 4th album by primitive means, in a secluded cottage house. Although chirping birds can be heard in many pieces, the atmosphere is often that of despair. Flutes, guitars, mandolin overlayed using two tape recorders accompany the musician's voice on this record.
Keywords: poj. wlkp, duchy z dolu, duchy z dołu, underpolen
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|[UPL 026] poj.wlkp - Gdybym Umiał Mówić - poj.wlkp|
"Gdybym umiał mówić" is an instrumental album, the 7th of poj. wlkp. The style can be broadly put under "folk" since the main instrument used here is the acoustic guitar. However the tunes vary between short solo melodies, dense sparkling soundscapes or hollow, echoing murmurs. Electric guitar is used to some extent, as well as occasional flutes, improvised percussion or a droning bass. The album showcases nicely poj...
Keywords: poj.wlkp, underpolen, folk, acoustic, instrumental, guitar
|[UPL 005] poj.wlkp - Serpentyna - poj.wlkp|
After some time spent trying to repeat the atmosphere and complexity of "Duchy z dołu", poj. wlkp decided instead to go back to the roots and recorded a simple set of songs, with melodies more traditional, but continuing the mood of contemplative melancholy. Songs 1-7 are simply voice and guitar, some songs sounding almost traditional and catchy. Number 8 seems to have been recorded on a portable dictaphone, while number 9 is oddly put through noise removing software and overdubbed with flutes.
Keywords: poj.wlkp, serpentyna, underpolen
|[UPL 001] poj. wlkp - Odglosy Ptakow - poj. wlkp|
poj. wlkp's debut album are 7 acoustic songs, all one-take one voice-one guitar-one tape recorder offerings. The tunes are perhaps lacking technically, but earnest and pretty, especially when the author experiments with rhythm (Śnieg samotnie) or song structures (Czubki palców)
Keywords: poj. wlkp; underpolen
|[UPL 003] poj. wlkp - Pokój w Deszczu - poj. wlkp|
The 3rd album by poj. wlkp is a departure from the usual guitar-based acoustic experiments and the musician instead sits at a piano, composing on spot simple, but charming echoing, meditative melodies, often delving into improvisation. Recorded on a regular tape recorder again, the album compensates in melody what it loses in quality.
Keywords: poj. wlkp, pokoj w deszczu, pokój w deszczu, underpolen
|[UPL 042] poj.wlkp - Most - poj.wlkp|
While preparing material for the new album, it appeared that between the previous album "Gdybym Umiał Mówić" and the present enough nice songs were created to be issued on a separate record. What sticks out on "Most" are three versions of the title songs, in very different arrangements. As always poj.wlkp tries to avoid obvious solutions and reaches for surprising stylistic and rhythmic measures, keeping in touch with the lyrical melodicism and intimate, somewhat dark atmosphere.
Keywords: poj.wlkp, most, underpolen, jan strach, acoustic, folk, rock, dark, experimental, amateur, lo fi
|[UPL 002] poj. wlkp - Usypianie Ptakow - poj. wlkp|
The second album of poj.wlkp is a set of intriguing yet depressing acoustic songs. Each song is done in a different tuning, often far from traditional, droning and buzzing, accompanying the artist's tired, indifferent voice. The songs range from fairly traditional, through trancelike repetitions, to a strange final experiment.
Keywords: poj. wlkp; usypianie ptakow; usypianie ptaków; underpolen
|[UPL 006] poj. wlkp - Czas Jest - poj. wlkp|
A great step forward, this is the first poj. wlkp album recorded properly on an 8-track, using regular microphones, contact microphones and generally sounding clean - but also way more experimental than the previous offerings, thanks to possibilities offered by the new recording environment. From the multilayered "Można czekać" with strange vocal harmonies and busy flutes echoing in the background, through "Drzwi" drenched in reverb, more folk-inclined "Poddasze1", "Owce" and "Wiatr", honest a...
Keywords: poj.wlkp, underpolen, czas jest, neofolk, polish